maanantai 12. lokakuuta 2015

Worst Times available for streaming & download

Now available for free streaming & download, we present to you: Worst Times.

We will play two more shows this year with UPRIGHT. After that, who knows..

12.12. Katse, Jyväskylä
13.12. Oranssi, Helsinki

See you there.

torstai 5. maaliskuuta 2015


21 years ago
a joyful son was born
in front of him he had a grave new world
countless stories untold
but little did he know

that when the curtain unfolds

the world would strike him down
that it would make him feel so bad
that it would take his life
and turn it upside down
that it would leave him with nothing
it wouldn't give him a thing
leave him in apathy
all alone in his agony

in his childhood memories
the world seemed much brighter
and in his childhood dreams
adult life much lighter
with no money, with no home
with no future, with no hope
he wrote a letter
and this is what it said:

"mother, father
sister, brother
the joyful son
is turning into a sad one
you see the life he's had
it can make a good man turn bad"

he hates this world
and he wants it to die
he hates its people
and he wants them to die
but most of all
he hates

maanantai 29. joulukuuta 2014

ONE HELL OF A YEAR - 2014 in retrospective

Jyrock, Ilokivi, Jyväskylä by Juho Yksjärvi

This year we celebrated the 5th year together as a band and what a year it was indeed! 2014 turned out to be a year full of surprises for us. We didn't play as many shows as before, but the shows we did were pretty epic! The shows we had with the Cro-Mags and Negative Approach felt unbelievable and unreal. The shows we had in Turku and the ones we had this fall in Oulu and Joensuu were intense as hell - even with all the problems we had with the broken kickdrum! Thanks to everyone who participated in making them so memorable - the promoters, the bands and the people who went crazy in the pit. I am in your debt. You made me dislike my life a little less.

This year we focused on finishing the LP we've been working on since "What I've Seen" came out. The album is now in mixing and it should be out some time before the summer of 2015. Via whom, we don't know yet. If you're interested in helping us with getting the son of a bitch out, get in touch.

Let's see what 2015 throws in front of us. Hopefully more shows, more cities and more countries. If you have any leads on where we could play or if you're interested in booking us to your club/show/house, email me. After we get the LP out, we're eager to get it to as far away as possible - most preferably with us in a van.

Until then, go see UPRIGHT live as soon as you can, keep your eyes peeled for the next LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT record and buy the records EIGHT and ILLS put out earlier this year. You won't be disappointed.

Alright, that's all. See you next year.
- Juska

maanantai 15. syyskuuta 2014

Upcoming shows

Only a couple of days to go for this piece of awesomeness! We will be supporting our no. 1 influence, NEGATIVE APPROACH at the legendary Tavastia-club in Helsinki THIS FRIDAY. If you're in Finland you'd better attend - shit's about to get crazy.

We also have a few shows in October before heading out to the studio. Our setlist is filled with new material. If you want to know what the album is gonna sound like, come check us out.

3.10. Bar 15, Seinäjoki w/ LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT
4.10. Baarikaappi, Pori w/ LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT
10.10. Nuclear Nightclub, Oulu w/ RATS WILL FEAST, HÄPEÄ, MOFETRON
11.10. La Barre, Joensuu w/ NUORET SANKARIT, HÄPEÄ

tiistai 1. heinäkuuta 2014

"Making come true our modest impossible dreams.."

Hello there.

I could say that this summer has sure been a quiet one, at least from this band's point of view. Let me share a few words about this year: the things that have happened and the things that are about to happen.

As some of you may recall, this year marked the fifth anniversary of that magical evening that can also be called our first rehearsals. It's funny how things sometimes go. This band was supposed to be just a funny side project but here we are, five years later, making a full-length album that's as serious as one can be. Unlike those first rehearsals or that drunken demo tape we did later that year, this one includes no funny business. At all. But yeah, the show we had at Ilokivi this year was very nice. The pit even had some flying chairs and tables in it. That's something you don't see too often here in Finland!

Jyrock 12.4.2014 by Jyri Kiuru

A month later we played Ilokivi again, this time at the legendary club festival called Jyrock and it was a blast. Also, quite an honor to be there representing our hometown and the whole punk rock thing. Probably something people didn't expect though but that's the case with us: we want to surprise people. For me the show was pretty special for the fact that in between songs I got to read some of my self-written poems. For the first time ever. It made the whole experience a lot different. After the show we had a couple of interviews, one of them can be viewed below (spoken in finnish).

Kulttuuriyhdistys TUFF: Jyrock - Total Recall haastattelu from Kulttuuriyhdistys TUFF! on Vimeo.

And then there was that one show at Kuudes Linja, Helsinki. Oh shit, where do I even begin? Well, during the first time this band performed on stage, Santeri and Temsu took off their sweaters and realized they both wore a Cro-Mags t-shirt underneath. I guess that alone says a bit, heh..

But for me it wasn't just about seeing them live and sharing the stage with them - it was about the friendship between us, Upright (who, if you didn't know, also played there and happen to be the best fucking band in Finland hardcore-wise) and the show's promoters Samuli, Jaakko and Mikko, who also come from Central Finland. When we were starting out as little kids, going to our first punk/hardcore shows together and then booking our own first shows for our own shitty bands, we sure as hell didn't know it would go this far. And for that I'm truly grateful. After the show we we even got invited to Bassoradio where we had a chat with Ina Mikkola, got to play our favorite bands on finnish radiowaves and fool around in the studio with John Joseph and the guys from Upright. Even when talking about it afterwards like this, the whole night still feels a bit unreal. If Total Recall died right now, I would be more than satisfied..

Kuudes Linja 27.4.2014 by Jetro Stavén.

...but of course, we're not gonna stop moving just yet. Still lots of things to do and see. The LP is starting to be in shape and hopefully we can get it out before the end of this year. If you have a label and think you could help us with the damn thing, get in touch! We might have some demo tracks for you, too.

We're about to record the yet-to-be-named album after this summer and right now it contains about 11 tracks. The video below includes one of them.

As for shows, we're playing this little festival called Kadun Kieli in Jokela, Finland on Saturday the 19th of July. For more info about other artists and such, visit the festival's Facebook-page or their website.

We don't have anything else right now, but the table is set and the urge to tour is HUGE. So, if you'd like to see us at your city/hometown, hook us up with contacts and we'll try our best to get there! We already have some touring plans for 2015, but nothing worth mentioning yet. We're looking forward to play in as many new cities/countries as we can though. Let's hope for the best.

In the meantime, take care of yourselves and keep your eyes and ears open. Lots of good things are about to come.

- Juska

tiistai 1. huhtikuuta 2014


Only a couple of weeks 'til Jyrock!

FRI 11.4.
Jenny Wilson (SWE)
Ruger Hauer
Muuan Mies
Foster Parents
Faenimal Arm
Black Twig

SAT 12.4.
Everything is Made in China (RUS)
Sturle Dagsland (NOR)
Cola & Jimmu
Gommi & Rommi
Total Recall
Damn Seagulls
Mr. Peter Hayden

Our showtime is at 23:30 on Tent-stage. See you there!

tiistai 11. helmikuuta 2014

A few shows added

We were supposed to play at Järvenpää this weekend, but the bar had some sort of water damage or something, so they had to cancel the show. Oh well. Sometimes shit happens.

So Järvenpää got cancelled, but we also have a couple of new shows coming up! Here's what the calendar looks like at the moment:

14.3. Jyväskylä, Ilokivi (w/ Kurouma, Synti, Warchief, Slack Bird)
Our next show will be here in Jyväskylä. We will celebrate our 5-year-anniversary there. Some old stuff coming up! Other bands include the Stoner/Sludge band Warchief (with whom we share a rehearsal space with), Sludge/Doom band KuroumaSynti (Temsu's crust/grind band) and Slack Bird (Folk punk from Jyväskylä). An interesting line up, so to speak.

More info can be found from the show's Facebook-event.

14.3. Jyväskylä, JYROCK -festival
Jyrock is one of the oldest (if not the oldest?) indoor festival in Finland and we're pretty psyched to be one of the bands playing there this year. It will also be in Ilokivi, but instead of just using the downstairs' club space, the festival takes advantage of the whole building & area of the venue. Other artists include many interesting indie-artists, such as Jenny Wilson, Black Twig and Ruger Hauer.

For more info and full line-up, visit Jyrock's website.

25.4. Turku, Portti (w/ Lakes, Bufo, Väistä!)
Yeah, Turku! From what I heard, the venue is some sort of a café/bar where all the hip people of Turku go to. I also heard this would be the venue's first hardcore/punk show ever, so I bet things will get interesting. Can't wait.

We'll post more info about this one later.

27.4. Helsinki, Kuudes Linja (w/ the Cro-Mags, Upright)
Oh man, I'm shitting my pants already. This will be a night to remember, for sure. Get yout tickets from Tiketti.

- Juska